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By Chris Jackson
You’re going to waste nearly 30 hours this month in unproductive meetings. Take a moment and look at your calendar from last month. Count all the meetings you had. I clocked in at around 56 meetings. You likely had a similar number, if not higher. In fact, the average employee attends 62 meetings a month. […]
Employee engagement is a critical concern for most organizations, with Gallup polls showing that disengaged employees cost $319 billion in lost productivity every year. And after the Pew Research Center found that millennials have surpassed Generation Xers as the largest generation in the United States labor force (with significant growth projected in the coming years), […]
5 Obvious (and Not-So-Obvious) Tactics Federal Employees Can Use to Maintain Momentum During the Presidential Transition
By Sean Follin
On January 21st, a new chapter of the American story will begin. The transition will be a pivotal period for the new administration to set the stage for its path forward. As part of the transition, more than 4,100 individuals selected by the President-elect will parachute into federal agencies across the country to enact the […]
There’s No Such Thing as a One-Size-Fits-All Office: Tips for Creating a Workspace that Suits Your Organizational Culture
Open office floor plans are all the rage, but not all leaders should be so quick to embrace the trend for their organizations. The Clearing’s work on organizational culture and workspace design has led to some interesting insight into what really works for modern offices. Here are five tips for creating a functional workspace that works […]
As we’ve previously discussed, disengaged employees aren’t just wasting an organization’s time. In the United States where a staggering 70% of employees report being disengaged from their work, 19% are going one step further and actively sabotaging their employers’ efforts. Gallup estimates that disengaged employees cost the economy $450 billion annually. Today’s organizations frequently implement […]
By Sean Follin
In our second episode, Democracy As We Know It: Going, Going, Gone, we take a look at how current events, specifically the Brexit, can be seen as catalysts for larger shifts in the way government works.
By Jennifer Rosa
Some fun facts about meetings – courtesy of a blog on LinkedIn: Every day, there are 11 million business meetings in the US, and 50% of these meetings are deemed a waste of time Most professionals spend 62 hours per month in meetings Most employees feel they waste 31 hours every month in unproductive meetings, almost one full week […]
By Tara Carcillo
As we are all glued to the television this week watching the riveting performances of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, it is a perfect opportunity to reflect on the latest insights on leadership and peak performance coming from premiere athletes and coaches in the world. We love the Olympics because everyday people push themselves to […]